Technorati Favorites Exchange

Posted on August 31st, 2007 in Drive Traffic To Your Blog by Stephanie

Add to Technorati Favorites

Another way of driving traffic to your blog is by exchanging Technorati favorites.  For those of you who are new to blogging, Technorati is a search engine for blogs which attracts a large number of web surfers/bloggers looking to read other people’s blogs.  Technorati has a page for the Top 100 Most Favorited which is a list of blogs that have received the most number of votes from other people using  their Technorati account to vote for their favourite blog.  Getting into the Technorati Top 100 Most Favorited can give greater exposure to your blog and therefore develop a wider reader base.  Currently the No. 1 most favorited has 2432 members and No. 100 has 255 members so I am going to start a Technorati Favourites Exchange to try to get into the top 100 and try to increase traffic to this blog.

If you would like to participate in this Technorati Favourites exchange and increase traffic to your own blog, these are the steps:

<<Copy From Here>>

  1. Favourite my blog by clicking here
  2. Leave a comment on this post with your blog address (1 address only please) and I will then favorite your blog as well.  I will try to do this a.s.a.p (my Technorati nickname is stephyl so you can check)
  3. Copy this post from where it says “Copy From Here” until “End Copy” (make sure you change the link in step 1 to your own Technorati Favorites Link which can be obtained from this Technorati page and also change the Technorati nickname to your own in step 2) and add a link to your blog to the list below.
  4. Once you have created your post and I receive a pingback, I will add a link to your blog to this list so that visitors to my blog can see that you are also having a Technorati Favourites Exchange. 

Participants in Technorati Favourites Exchange:

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I will be documenting my progress within the Technorati Favorites list in upcoming posts and tracking to see the number of visitor referrals through Technorati that it generates.   Feel free to contact me with any questions!

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Freebies Of The Week

Posted on August 29th, 2007 in Freebies by Stephanie

This week I have freebies for all you gals out there – free Pantene shampoo, Original Source shower gel and Nivea Q10 Plus!

Pantene Time Renewal Haircare Sample: Register your details here and you will be sent a free sample of Pantene Time Renewal in the post.

Original Source Shower Gel/Bath Foam: Register your details with Original Source and you can choose either a free mini bottle of shower gel or bath foam to be sent to you.  Is a great size to bring on holiday with you!

Nivea Q10 Plus Sample: Fill in your details here and you be sent a sample of Nivea Q10 Plus.

For more Freebies click here

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Zipangu

Posted on August 27th, 2007 in Mission - Japanese Restaurants by Stephanie

Zipangu is a little Japanese restaurant in Chinatown that I haven’t visited since I was a student but decided to pop in there to get a quick bite last Saturday night.  Their menu consists of mainly sushi, sashimi, noodles and donburi (meat/seafood/vegetables on rice).  I had a katsu don (deep-fried breaded pork cutlets, onion, and egg in a sweet sauce on rice) and my friend had a kimchi ramen (noodles in a spicy soup with kimchi (spicy seasoned vegetables) and pork).  The kimchi ramen is basically like instant noodles that you would get in a japanese or korean supermarket but the katsu don was very authentic.  The pork was a little fatty but it was not oily and the sauce on the rice was very tasty.  It is extremely good value for money and only cost £10.60 for the two of us with a free flow of green tea.  The restaurant is very small and a bit cramped but the service is friendly and efficient so it is a great place to get a quick and cheap bite. 

Click here for more information on my Japanese Restaurant Mission

Zipangu Address: 8 Little Newport Street, Chinatown, London, WC2H 7JJ.
Telephone Number: 020 7437 5042
Opening Times: Mon-Thurs: 12:00-23:00, Fri-Sat: 12:00-23:30, Sun: 12:00-22:30

Katsu Don
Katsu Don

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Green Tea Frozen Yoghurt

Posted on August 26th, 2007 in Green Tea London by Stephanie

Came across another green tea flavoured food yesterday whilst walking around central London – green tea frozen yoghurt from Itsu!  Itsu started off as a Japanese travelator type restaurant in Soho serving westernised Japanese food but now have several branches around London which sells just healthy takeaway boxes of sushi, sashimi, noodles and other Japanese delights as well has healthy juices and soups.  In their branch on Haymarket near Piccadilly they also have on the menu low fat 65 calorie frozen yoghurts in plain and green tea flavour (this is the only branch I have come across so far that has this).  The green tea frozen yoghurt has a very mild green tea flavour and comes out freshly whipped from a machine.  I personally prefer green tea ice cream as I am not so keen on yoghurt and it doesn’t have a strong enough green tea flavour to drown out the sour yoghurt taste but if you want to go for the low calorie option, then you should definately try this!

Green Tea Frozen Yoghurt

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Generate Backlinks To Your Blog By Submitting Online Articles

Posted on August 21st, 2007 in Drive Traffic To Your Blog,Search Engine Optimization by Stephanie

A great way to generate backlinks to your blog is by submitting online articles.  Ezines Articles is a popular article submission website which serves millions of unique visitors monthly and allows you to add a link to your blog/website underneath your article which therefore gives it increased exposure and credibility.  If you write an article that is related to your blog’s main subject area and submit it, if your article is good then publishers looking for new material for their ezines, newsletters, etc. will publish it on their websites and will give you a link back to your website in exchange.  Helpful, well-written articles are snapped up daily by thousands of publishers from around the world in virtually all industries so you could potentially generate a lot of links from a single article which should help your search engine optimization.  Also readers of your article will see you as a credible source since you have been published and if they like what you have written, then chances are they will click on the link to your blog so this will also increase traffic to it!

If you would like an extra backlink to your blog, join this Link Chain

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